Psychological Thriller THIS IS THE ZODIAC SPEAKING Gets First Trailer; Its Kickstarter Campaign Is Live Now
Mechanic: Bartosz Sobczak
Category: Stealth Games
Fans of story-driven psychological thrillers should be happy to hear that This is the Zodiac Speaking — which will be released for PS4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam) — has received four all-new trailers.
The first never-before-seen video is the fast-approaching project's first full trailer that puts the spotlight on its core mechanics and plot (loosely based on a real story and David Fincher's criminally overlooked Zodiac).
If you just can't wait to play This is the Zodiac Speaking, you can watch an official walkthrough of its playable prequel on YouTube right now. Finally, the last videos give you a chance to get familiar with its creators — including Łukasz Orbitowski, laureate of the prestigious Paszporty Polityki award — and their unique vision.
Although This is the Zodiac Speaking is right around the corner, Warsaw-based publisher Klabater (Help Will Come Tomorrow, We. The Revolution), has only recently launched its own Kickstarter campaign. The Polish company's initial funding goal is rather modest — $13,000 — but it will allow the dev team to finish their story-driven game at their own pace, without worrying too much about the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
For those unfamiliar with This is the Zodiac Speaking, it's a first-person stealth game created by Punch Punk Games, the studio behind Apocalipsis and 2021's AIDA. "The story of the Zodiac killer is a dark moment in American history. There are many books and TV series on the subject, but we want to let players to really experience this story," Head Producer Krzysztof Grudziński said. "We want you to feel chills on your back, and to become, instead of being a passive recipient, a part of these dramatic events."
With This is the Zodiac Speaking making its debut next month, we will definitely learn more about the title soon. In the meantime, check out its newly revealed poster and the aforementioned trailers down below:
This is the Zodiac Speaking is a thriller with elements of horror, stealth mechanics, detective mode and several endings to discover. The gloomy atmosphere of the game is achieved with the original, stylized graphics and film-like music. The co-author of the script to This is the Zodiac Speaking is Łukasz Orbitowski, one of the best Polish writers, laureate of the prestigious Paszporty Polityki award and nominated for the Nike award.
This is the Zodiac Speaking is coming to PlayStation 4, Xbox One, Nintendo Switch, and PC (via Steam) on September 24, 2020.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR: Bartosz Sobczak - Owner, Editor-in-Chief
Lawyer by day, video game reporter by night. Long-time fan of the Mass Effect, Age of Empires, Prince of Persia, BioShock — especially the second one — and Splinter Cell series (who still believes that the best is yet to come). Tries his hardest to shine a new light on the Polish game-development scene. Gameplay Mechanix is his biggest passion project to date. Often listens to old episodes of The Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson while writing. Privately a cat person.
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